The route leads towards east over Hellisheiði through Hveragerði and Selfoss before the bus proceeds to the Geysir geothermal area, the site of numerous hot springs, Strokkur (Butterchurn) being the most active one today. A glimpse of the majestic Gullfoss waterfall is next on the agenda, before the drive north, up to the high plane of Kjölur, begins. The name refers to the plateau between the glaciers Langjökull in the west and Hofsjökull towards east, at an altitude of 650 m above sea level. The highland road leads on through the rugged wilderness to the oasis of Hveravellir, with the geothermal area and bathing possibilities. After a brief stop the bus continues along the highland road past Blönduvirkjun hydro-electric power station. In Langidalur valley the road joins Highway 1 and the route ends in Akureyri. The above itinerary applies in the reverse order if one chooses to begin the tour in Akureyri.
The Tour provides a CD Guide.
July – August
Stops on the way at these places:
ROUTE 610: REYKJAVIK – KJOLUR ROUTE – AKUREYRI
ROUTE 610a: AKUREYRI – KJOLUR ROUTE – REYKJAVIK